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UW-Green Bay Youth Camps

Middle School Piano Camp

July 8-13, 2018
For campers entering grades 6-9

The Piano Camp program within the UW-Green Bay Music Camps is an immersive experience designed to inspire young musicians and help them reach a higher level in keyboard study. Classes focus on piano repertoire, music theory, and ensemble playing. Campers receive individual instruction from artist-faculty, and masterclasses and recitals provide ample performance opportunities. Piano campers join band, orchestra, and choir campers in 3rd and 7th hour electives.


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Camp Specifics:

  • Daily Class Hours: 8:30 am - 3:40 pm
  • Commuter Fee: $360 (includes instruction, lunches, and camp t-shirt)
  • Resident/Housing Fee: $589 (includes instruction, room and board, t-shirt, counselor supervision, and evening activity transportation)  The cost of evening activities will vary depending on your activity choice.  It is recommended that you bring $30-$40 in cash for activities.

2018 Camp Brochure PDF

2018 Paper Registration Form

Faculty and Guest Artists

Pianists Michael Rector and Sylvia Hong are well-known for their musical creativity, virtuosity and innovative programming. They are prizewinners of the Ellis Duo Piano Competition and have concertized extensively in the US and abroad. In Busan, Korea, they performed two sold-out concerts on the same day. They toured Eastern Europe in the spring of 2014, performing with orchestras in Georgia and Romania.

Asst. Prof. Rector holds the doctoral degree from Manhattan School of Music and serves as Assistant Professor of Music at UW-Green Bay. He is passionate about teaching and writes about pedagogy for American Music Teacher.

Sylvia Hong, named by the Korea Times as Musician of the Year for 2012, has presented recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. In the past two seasons she has performed with orchestras in Washington, DC, Chattanooga, TN, and Mokpo and Suwon in Korea. She is currently serving as Artist-in-Residence at Belhaven University.

In addition to the excellent and dedicated UW-Green Bay faculty members who teach at the camps, you will be taught by some of the finest teachers and professional performers from across the country. Click here for more information about this summer’s Music Camp faculty.

Performance Recital

A Performance Recital at 6:00 p.m. will be held in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center. Piano campers will perform for each other in a performance recital that should finish by 7:00 p.m. After the recital, campers and parents are encouraged to join the large-group concert performances in Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center.


The camp week begins Sunday afternoon, July 8th, with auditions and an all-camp meeting. Daily sessions are held Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. A typical daily schedule is:

  • 8:30 a.m. Sectional
  • 9:35 a.m. Rehearsal
  • 10:40 a.m. Enrichment/Individual Interest Class
  • 11:45 a.m. Lunch
  • 12:35 p.m. Rehearsal
  • 1:40 p.m. Comprehensive Musicianship Rehearsal
  • 2:45 p.m. Enrichment/Individual Interest Class
  • 3:40 p.m. Class Dismissed


3rd and 7th Hour Option Classes:

Customize your camp experience by choosing two option classes! Campers should choose TWO different classes. One will serve as your 3rd Hour Option and one as your 7th Hour Option.

The 2018 Camp Chorus will present your favorite tunes in a performance that will inspire your parents and friends. This option choice class will perform in Friday's Weidner Concert in spectacular style!

Instrumental Ensembles This year's instrumental ensembles will explore diverse and exciting new repertoire, from world music, to jazz, pop and folk. This is a great option class for campers who want to stay on their instrument for an option hour and who want to learn new music that is different than the music they are playing on the concert.


Click Here for 3rd and 7th Hour Class Descriptions

3rd Hour Option Choices:

  • Flute Ensemble (6th and 7th grades only)
  • Brass Ensemble (6th and 7th grades only)
  • Instrumental Jazz Improvisation (instrumentalists only)
  • Hand Drumming (for non-percussionists and percussionists)
  • Digital Sound Processing/Production
  • Introduction to Music Theory
  • Musical Theatre (must register for Camp Chorus 7th Hour) Performs Friday evening at Weidner.
  • Clarinet Ensemble (6th and 7th grades only)
  • Pop Strings and Fiddling (string players only)
  • Live Recording Techniques
  • Saxophone Ensemble (6th and 7th grades only)
  • Beginning Class Piano

7th Hour Option Choices:

  • Camp Chorus (open to both instrumentalists and choral campers) Performs Friday evening at Weidner.
  • Beginning Class Piano
  • Brass Ensemble (8th and 9th grades only)
  • Instrumental Jazz Improvisation (instrumentalists only)
  • Digital Sound Processing/Production
  • Clarinet Ensemble (8th and 9th grades only)
  • Flute Ensemble (8th and 9th grades only)
  • Percussion Ensemble (8th and 9th grade percussionists only)
  • Saxophone Ensemble (8th and 9th grades only)



Orchestra campers entering grades 7-9 in the fall are eligible to apply.


Cancellation Policy

In the event a camper must cancel, the Summer Camps Office should be notified no later than one month before the start date of the camp session in order to receive a refund, less a non-refundable deposit of $100. Requests received after that date will not receive a refund. No refunds will be made for withdrawal due to homesickness, sending a camper home for disciplinary reasons, or after the camp has started.

In the event a camper requests to switch camp sessions, an additional $25 processing fee will be applied.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.


UW-Green Bay is accredited by:


The National Association Schools of Music